Exploding Loxodons

Posted in Arcana on July 19, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Engineered Explosives

The art of Engineered Explosives by Ron Spears illustrates rather well what the card does, and even gives an example about a specific use of it.

The concept of Engineered Explosives is that it's a mystical bomb, infused with energy from several of the Mirrodin suns, that can selectively destroy certain objects but not others. You can see the "bomb" exploding in the foreground.

Note how all five suns are represented in the art (like all Sunburst cards). Note also how two loxodons in the background are blowing up, while the swordsman remains. It's possible that these explosives were set to 5, and are blowing up two 5-mana Loxodon Stalwarts while leaving unharmed a 2-mana Auriok Steelshaper.

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